The Tarte Lip Service Limited-Edition LipSurgence Collection and a Snickers-Fueled Sugar High

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Tarte LipSurgence in Swank on mah lips!

Believe it or not, this swatch session for the new Tarte Lip Service Limited-Edition LipSurgence Collection ($29) actually began as something somewhat normal…


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LipSurgence in Perky

But then I had two of these tiny Snickers bars (because it’s physically impossible to have just one)…

They don’t call ’em “Fun Size” for nothin’

…and this post sorta went downhill from there. πŸ™‚


And we’re swatching, swatching, swatching, swatching…

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LipSurgence in Glitzy

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LipSurgence in Dazzled

LipSurgence in Flashy

Let’s just say there’s no Halloween candy left in the house, and leave it at that, shall we?


Details on the Tarte Lip Service Limited-Edition LipSurgence Collection

  • New for the holidays
  • Includes five full-size LipSurgence Tints and Lustres in Swank (a sheer cherry), Perky (a carnation pink), Glitzy (a shimmery golden rose), Dazzled (a shimmery pinkish coral) and Flashy (a shimmery, silvery berry)
  • They’re moisturizing, non-sticky and have a faint peppermint flavor and scent
  • They’re paraben, phthalate and SLS free
  • They also get two paws up for being cruelty free

Each single hydrating, pigmented LipSurgence usually goes for $24, so five of them for $29 is one heck of a deal. Seems like a fantastic holiday kit!

PRICE: about $29Ò€¨
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Sephora stores and also onlineÒ€¨

The entire Tarte Holiday 2011 collection includesÒ€¦

  • Shining Stars Limited-Edition Best Sellers Collection, $25
  • Puttin’ on the Glitz Limited-Edition Color Collection & Clutch, $48
  • SmolderEYES Limited-Edition Amazonian Clay Waterproof Liner Collection, $39
  • Lip Service Limited-Edition LipSurgence Collection, $29
  • Glossed Over Limited-Edition PureOptic Lipgloss Collection (a QVC exclusive), $29
  • Precious Gems Limited-Edition Waterproof Cream Shadow Collection (a QVC exclusive), $44
  • Eye Candy Limited-Edition Waterproof Cream Shadow Collection (a QVC exclusive), $29.50
  • The Starlet Limited-Edition Makeup Vanity (a Sephora exlusive), $52

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. Hurry! Give me your hand! I’ll help you up over the hump. I can see Friday from here… We’re almost there. πŸ™‚


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So far, 66 people have commented on this article. How cool is that?

  1. marisol says:

    I have these & they are great. So glad that I accidentally bought them.

  2. Jess Ouest says:

    LOL! The sugar high part was fantastic! πŸ˜€ Glitzy and Dazzled look lovely…

  3. Shubana says:

    I have four left over bags of those mini snickers bars πŸ™ they’re all going to end up in my belly…

  4. gio says:

    That’s a lovely set. All the colors are beautiful.
    gio recently posted … Product Review: Neve Cosmetics Blush In Summertime

  5. Inday says:

    You made me laugh so hard I started crying! LoL Think I might pick these up at the Sephora VIB event on the 20th!

    • Karen says:

      πŸ™‚ Thanks, Inday! What else is on your VIB list?

      • Inday says:

        New Clarisonic brush heads, Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed, and either the UD Mariposa Palette or the NARS Super Orgasm set, still deciding, hahaha. I’ll have to see them in person =)

        Btw, breakfast this morning? A glass of almond milk and 2 Snickers fun bars! Lol Breakfast of champions!

        • Karen says:

          LOL, sounds like a delicious breakfast!

          BTW, you will love, LOVE that blush. Seriously, it’s one of my favorites.

          As for the palette or the set, hmm… which one do you think you could use more?

  6. Biba says:

    I haz it too! πŸ˜€

  7. Vonvon says:

    I like the colors of the shadows on your eyes!

    And I love Snickers, those full-sized ones, and even jumbo-sized!
    Vonvon recently posted … Photos From Our Halloween Celebration

  8. Jaymie says:

    They look really nice on you. But how do you sharpen them???

  9. Chryztyners says:

    Oh, I’m soo linking this to my blog. I want this set!!

  10. Kim says:

    I have to say I’m a little disappointed. No outrageous claims featuring super-high percentages? That’s one of my favorite things about Tarte! πŸ™‚ Seriously, though, these look fabulous. I always love your Tarte swatches and feel like I should buy a bunch of their stuff based on how much I like Smooth Operator. I think I’ll add some to my Christmas list. πŸ™‚

    • Karen says:

      LOL, yeah, it’s usually something like, “Get 6000% more moisture!” or something like that. πŸ™‚

      Have you ever tried setting Smooth Operator with their Provocateur Powder? The combo is really nice!

      • Kim says:

        No, I haven’t! My last powder product was Bare Minerals and I really didn’t like how it looked on me, so I’ve kind of avoided all powder. I’ll add Provocateur to the list. Do you like it better than MAC Careblends with Smooth Operator?

  11. Marian says:

    These look great and the Snickers look even better!

  12. Nina says:

    have you ever put the snickers in the freezer and nommed them after 20 mins or so? so yum!

    i bought that set, its pretty awesome. i kept 2 for myself and im giving the other 3 as gifts/stocking stuffers!

    • Karen says:

      I have! I like how they taste, but can’t stand having caramel stuck in my teeth.

      Oooh, which two did you keep?

      • Nina says:

        i dont like caramel stuck in my teeth too but … my fave sweets are almost always caramel based. so i just take it as a hazard of the trade LOL!

        i kept swank and perky! love em both!

        • Karen says:

          Me too. Love ice cream with caramel, cookies with caramel… if life could be one massive dulce de leche fest I would be one happy woman.

          BTW, I thought of you when I watched the new season of Top Chef. They’re in your neck of the woods, right?

          • Nina says:

            there is this spread i get at the grocery store, called a dulce de leche spread. it is awesome on crackers, toast, crunchy baguettes and on a spoon! love love!

            yep, they shot it in San Antonio, Dallas and Austin. they skipped over my city (Houston), which of course sucks! but well, i do love Austin so its all good!

  13. Amber says:

    I got them last week!! I haven’t stopped wearing Glitzy! Love it!

  14. Chris25 says:

    I took advantage of the reduced prices on Halloween candy yesterday and I bought a big bog of Snickers for $2.25! When I came home the boyfriend wents nuts (pun intended) because I did the nice thing and got him his fave candy. πŸ™‚

    I was telling someone last night that I really need to get into Tarte more. I think I hardly buy their products because they don’t offer a MUA discount.

  15. Jill says:

    i bought these from sephora’s F n F sale – love them! i’ve already worn down glitzy quite a bit! so pretty πŸ™‚

    and mmm….candy!!!!!

  16. Carmela says:

    Love the sugar high swatches! πŸ˜€ More like this, please? πŸ˜€

    Also, I need these so bad. The value is ridiculous and I’ve been wanting to try these for the looooongest time. Definitely going on the Christmas list!
    Carmela recently posted … Nail Art Wednesday: Halloween Nails! Ghost, Skull, Frankenstein’s Monster, Jack o’ Lantern and Mummy

  17. Chelsea says:

    Mmmm, I bought a bag of snickers with almonds half off on Nov 1st (immediately following a dentist appointment – no cavities!)

    I’ve tried these at Sephora, and I really like them, but I don’t like peppermint flavored lip products, generally. Still better than L’Absolu Nu by Lancome – those lipsticks smell like a combination of flowers and baby powder.

    • Karen says:

      Good for you for having no cavities! (I hate going to the dentist, blah!)

      Oh, I know what scent you’re talking about. It’s very strong, isn’t it?

  18. Tiffany says:

    I have this set, the smoldereyes set and the vanity… Love all of them! Tarte is one of my favorite beauty brands

  19. PinkGlitter says:

    This post made me laugh. I have been eating all the leftover mini Twix from Halloween. I wanted to pick up this set during the Sephora F&F sale but they were sold out.
    PinkGlitter recently posted … Urban Decay F&F Sale

  20. Jennifer S says:

    Love this post! I love that ur pics are always different and your not afraid to show some personality. Keep it up πŸ™‚

  21. Anna says:

    You are hilarious, thanks for making the swatches fun =) I am definitely picking these up in the VIB sale (hopefully they’re still in stock then) and giving the brighter ones away as Christmas presents. Muahaha then I still have 3 left for myself πŸ˜‰

  22. Harshleen says:

    Loved this fun post and all your pics……this is an awesome holiday set!
    Harshleen recently posted … Top 5 : Favorite Lipsticks

  23. Gina says:

    This post was hysterical! And this set has been in my Sephora cart for about a month, waiting for the VIB sale to come along. I was just wondering–are the lustres frosty at all? Or just a bit shimmery?

  24. Jenn A. says:

    I love this set! The hint of colour and sparkle is great, and the added moisture is a definite bonus. The peppermint tingle is nice as well.
    Jenn A. recently posted … Tarte Lip Service LipSurgence Collection Review and Swatches

  25. Jamie-Leigh says:

    Okay, Looking at these. There Saying “Buy Me, Buy Me, Buy Me”.

  26. Christy says:

    Snickers-fueled sugar high is the best! I just had one myself πŸ™‚
    Christy recently posted … Fair Girl Must-Haves Beauty Pack GIVEAWAY!

  27. Lindsay says:

    I have these and they are amazing (Tarte and Snickers)! What an amazing deal these are. I was going to say that Glitzy is my favorite one but Swank and Flashy are so pretty too. They make my lips feel great and beautiful at the same time!
    By the way Karen, you are so funny and I love the quality photos you take of products!!

  28. Resa says:

    How long lasting are these? Thanks Karen for swatching!
    Resa recently posted … NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss

  29. GG says:

    I love your expressions in the pictures lol. You’re hilarious!

  30. Roseroyce says:

    I saw all the awesome reviews, so i decided to go buy it! No regrets ^___^

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